We have a dedicated server running Ubuntu 8.10 hosted off-site.
Its running VMWare server 2 which in turn hosts 2 windows servers.
I back up the vmware folders to offsite storage using WinSCP to connect to the server.
My question is what should I backup from the Ubuntu server itself. I.E. its entire configuration. If I lose this server I would need to recover it quickly from a base server at the host provider location. I am only familiar with backing up and restoring Windows servers. What do I need to backup on ubuntu to capture all settings and installed applications? Can I restore a server and its apps? Or would I have to re-install VMWare for example following a restore?